A small amount of drugs and 3 guns were found inside the home

DA: 64 of 65 drug arrests dropped in Bartow County

The drug charges against 64 of the 65 people arrested during a Bartow County party have been dismissed, the District Attorney said Friday afternoon. 

“The District Attorney’s office has reviewed the files pertaining to the arrest of sixty-five individuals for possession of marijuana on Dec. 31, 2017,” DA Rosemary Greene said in a press release. “The review concludes the evidence is insufficient to convict sixty-four of the sixty-five charged.”

Cartersville officers were called to a home on Cain Drive on a report of shots being fired in the area. Responding officer observed marijuana and found a semi-automatic handgun, according to police. 

But an attorney for the NAACP said it wasn’t possible for that many party-goers to possess the same marijuana. Attorney Gerald Griggs also said officers searched the home illegally, which police disputed. 

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